A man found a cocoon of a butterfly. One day a small opening appeared. He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to squeeze its body through the tiny hole. Then it stopped as if it couldn't go further. So the man decided to help the butterfly. He took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bits of cocoon. The butterfly emerged easily, but it had a swollen body and shriveled wings. The man continued to watch it, expecting that any minute the wings would enlarge and expand enough to support the body. Neither happened! The butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around, never beeing able to fly. What the man in his kindness and haste didn't understand is that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required by the butterfly to squeeze through was a way of forcing the fluid from the body into the wings so that it would be ready for flight. Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our lives. Going through life without obstacles would cripple us. We would not be as strong as we could have been and we would never spread our wings and fly.
So this is the story I tried to capture in my art piece. Hope you'll like my interpretation. There is also a video tutorial available on my youtube channel if you'd like to see it. :)
Enjoy the day and have fun!
Mixed media & Art: Stage 1 - Mechanical explosion